E4 acquires Rush Hour TV series

E4 acquires buddy-cop remake

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E4 has acquired 13-part series Rush Hour – a re-imagining of the hit New Line Cinema feature film franchise.

The high-stakes, action-packed buddy-cop drama stars Justin Hires (21 Jump Street) and Jon Foo (House of Fury) as maverick LAPD Detective Carter and a by-the-book Detective Lee from Hong Kong, who knock heads when they are forced to work together.

When Detective Lee travels to Los Angeles to investigate the theft of Chinese artefacts, he’s paired up with the irreverent and brash Detective Carter, a young cop who prefers to work alone. But despite culture clashes and flared tempers, Carter and Lee prove that sometimes an unlikely pairing makes the best partnership…

Rush Hour also stars Jessika Van (The Messengers), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), Page Kennedy (Backstrom) and Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland).

The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television

Rush Hour is due to air on E4 in 2016.